Master of Surgical Science

    Course overview

    • 3 years part time
    • On Campus
    • Available to domestic students



    Course Description

    The Master in Surgical Science is designed for doctors who plan a career in surgery or a proceduralist speciality

    The Master of Surgical Science will provide students with foundational knowledge and skills relevant for entering surgical training as well as the opportunity to complete a minor thesis.

    Core study areas

    You’ll receive formal and structured learning in the nine competencies the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) expects of surgeons: medical expertise, judgment (clinical decision-making), technical expertise, professionalism and ethics, health advocacy, communication, collaboration and teamwork, management and leadership and, scholarship and teaching (RACS, 2012).

    Designed for you if you’re enrolled in or still considering surgical training

    Specifically designed for students not already enrolled in a surgical training program and those who have recently commenced surgical training, the Master of Surgical Science provides the ideal platform to complete a research project and maximise the benefits of combining work with formal study.

    Please note: Some subjects require clinical experience.

    Multiple pathways to training in surgical and other medical specialities

    The course structure of the Master of Surgical Sciences has been specifically designed to provide students with a tiered qualification structure. After one year, students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Surgical Science and after two years, with a Graduate Diploma in Surgical Science.* Or you can continue on to complete the Masters program.

    Learn from renowned experts in the field

    Most teaching staff are practicing surgeons from the Department of Surgery. Content experts will also contribute to the program from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, ethics, human factors, leadership and education.

    Please note: The course does not give you the status and privileges of a surgeon, nor does it guarantee entry to surgical training programs.